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We Can’t Run Away From Shocking Obesity Statistics, but Getting Outside is a Step in the Right Direction

7/14/2011 // By Jenna Peters

While 90 degree temperatures were the deciding factor in leaving my bike locked up, walking sneakers in the closet, and metro card in hand this morning, I could not help but think about how lucky I am to have the […] Read more >

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Celebrating the Great American Backyard Campout in the Pacific Northwest

6/30/2011 // By Ashley Quackenbush

Sometimes here in the cloudy Pacific Northwest we feel like summer will never come. But threats of rain did not intimidate approximately 700 Washington families & children last weekend who participated at the 7th annual Great American Backyard Campout. This event is the […] Read more >

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How Did You Celebrate Great Outdoors Month?

6/29/2011 // By Patrick Fitzgerald

  June is a special time to celebrate and enjoy the Great Outdoors, as proclaimed by President Obama and nearly all U.S. Governors.  This year, Great Outdoors month was full of all sorts of amazing events and activities around the […] Read more >

Spanish moss cloaks a live oak tree— a familiar site in the lowcountry. (Photo Credit: Roxanne Turpen)

Conservative Climate Coalition Charts New Course: Conserve Our Climate & Values

6/14/2011 // By Katharine Pelzer

I’m a born-and-raised South Carolinian, and I’m proud of my personal conservation ethic. I’m not the only one — I know conservationists of all stripes who, like me, were inspired by childhood experiences playing in the pluff mud, crabbing for Atlantic Blue Crabs in […] Read more >

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First Eco-Schools USA “Green Flag” Awarded

4/29/2011 // By Laura Hickey

On April 28th, I traveled to Savannah with my colleague, NaTaki Osborne Jelks, to visit the Savannah Country Day School Lower School (SCDS).  SCDS was one of the first schools to be registered as an Eco-School in November 2009, and […] Read more >

Environmental Education Advocates Descend On Washington, D.C.

4/19/2011 // By Jenna Peters

  Written by: Danielle Moodie-Mills and Jenna Peters This week, members of the No Child Left Inside (NCLI) coalition traveled from as far as Hawaii, New Mexico, and Kentucky to educate their Members of Congress about the NCLI Act and […] Read more >

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Habitat Chat with George H. Harrison

1/5/2011 // By Kelly Senser

GEORGE H. HARRISON knew he was on to something. While serving as managing editor of National Wildlife in 1972, he heard about two U.S. Forest Service researchers in Massachusetts who were studying ways to convert suburban yards into mini-habitats for […] Read more >

Mother Nature and Me: Feeling Thankful

11/28/2010 // By Kelly Senser

At the beginning of November, my friend Debi of Go Explore Nature posted this update on her Facebook page: “I’m thankful for nature’s many splendors all year long, but the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday encourages a little more thoughtfulness. This month, […] Read more >

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Kids Are Our Future–YES!

11/10/2010 // By Elizabeth Schleichert

As an editor of Ranger Rick, I am lucky enough to write about amazing kids month after month–kids who are doing awesome things to make the planet a better place. I profile these young people for the magazine’s news column […] Read more >

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9 Tips for Great Outdoor Photos of Your Kids

10/22/2010 // By Guest Author

Increase the odds of getting frame-worthy shots with expert tricks Read more >